Sunday, 31 January 2016

Happy Mail

I had some very happy mail delivered by Mr Postie last week. I was lucky enough to win the Rubber Dance stamps Christmas challenge and my prize was some gorgeous stamps from Bibi. Just look at this lovely haul. Bibi included a sweet tag too and my envelope was also beautifully decorated.
I also received some happy mail from Linda over at the Funkie Junkie. Part of this haul was bought with vouchers I had won over at Frilly and Funkie and from Lisa with the Visions of Sugarplums Christmas hop. I chose lots of Wendy Vecchi goodies.

 I decided to have a play with Bibi's lovely antique botanicals set. I also wanted to play with my Wendy Vecchi vintage quilt stencil.
I chose the camellia stamp, top left,  as I thought I would make a vintage card for my Etsy shop.
I also used my Wendy Vecchi vintage quilt stencil.
 I used some distress inks on watercolour paper and bumped some archival ink through my stencil  The "with love" die cut is from my blogging buddy Di, another win last year. I LOVE this little die.
 I stamped the flower onto a snippet of paper and coloured it with matching distress inks.
You will see my new Joy floral oval die came out to play again, this time with glitter card. Such a pretty die.
It is for sale via the link here

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Simon says stamp Wednesday  anything goes
Simon says work it Wednesdays something new my new are my floral stamp and stencil.
Anything but cute Ring out the old...bring in the new  my new are my floral stamp and stencil.
Pixie's snippets playground  1/3 #214 I used a snippet of paper for stamping on and a snippet of card for my sentiment.
Noor anything goes
Whimsy stamps with love
The Artistic Stamper anything goes
As you like it 1/3 favourite 1 or multilayer mine is multi, I find it quite hard to keep to CAS one layer cards. I really enjoy taking time with my creations so I tend to add other dimensions to my cards.
Allsorts 1/3 bring on the bling
Sweet stampin 1/3 Valentine's
The Ribbon Girl  with love
We love 2 create 1/2 #3 anything mixed media
The Craft Barn triplets/trios the stamp I have used has a trio of flower heads.

Bear went home on Wednesday night, he was such a good boy. Here he is just before he went home
Billy has got his house back now and my legs are getting a little longer after wearing them down with 3 walks a day!

The drizzly rain and wind has returned so I think that some crafting will be occurring here today.
Keep snug I hope that you can enjoy some creative time too. Januray comes to a close today, although we have been really busy it has seemed like an incredibly long month. I am looking forward to February...Valentine's day, my son's birthday and lighter evenings will all feature.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. WOW - what a super craft haul you had delivered this week. How wonderful. Congrats on your wins. Love what you made with your new things.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Oh there's nothing like a bit of happy mail! And what lovely goodies, I especially love the botanical set!
    You've put it all to good use too with your pretty card!
    Grey and damp here too but thankfully yesterday's snow has almost gone!
    Enjoy your crafting day my dear,
    V x

  3. Hello dear Jane,

    Lovely, lovely stamps, I can imagine how excited you've been opening and trying all those new designs! And what a beautiful card, perfect for February! I have been wanting some flowers (tulips) on my living room for a while, and promised myself a bunch come February - so tomorrow!

    Happy Sunday, dear friend, and happy&creative February!


  4. Holy cow, look at all those yummy goodies you got!! I love the flower stamp that you used and the bright pink is such a breath of spring air! I bet Billy will be glad to have the run of the house again after Bear leaves. lol

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  5. What a lovely lot of goodies to play with. A very pretty card for the CraftBarn challenge x

  6. Hi Jane! So nice to see how you put some of your fab wins to great use already - I LOVE the card you made with one of my stamps and one of your new stencils! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Delish colours. Thank you!!
    Bear looks like a happy camber on his bed, surrounded by his toys :)

  7. Very happy mail full of wonderful goodies and love the card you made. I bet Billy is over the moon to have all the space to himself again. No luck ordering sofas today :o( and no I can't believe it's February tomorrow. Happy crafting.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  8. Lucky Girl! you certainly got some great happy mail. Well Done.

    Your card is beautiful Jane. I like the image stamped on the pretty paper and what a lovely background.

    A lovely photo of Bear. He has got some lovely toys. Barbxx

  9. Great card and just right for the challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

  10. ooh new stamps, lucky you! Great card Jane, thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Challenge, good luck, Mary x

  11. Oh.. lucky girl to win such a big haul of goodies! Your card turned out fab.. as always!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. Oh, what a wonderful Happy Mail! I love your fabulous card with such an awesome background! Marvelous work!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DTx

  13. what wonderful goodies Jane - and a lovely make too - can't wait to see what else you do with it! Big huggles! Rachel x

  14. hello Jane! what an amazing card, sweetly colored flowers and design! gorgeous dog too! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  15. Oh I love your card and new goodies Jane!
    Bear is so beautiful! Every time I see a picture of him, I want to call him "King" (my Dad's German sheperd)

  16. Really beautifu Jane - and I'm so glad you like you little With Love die so much. Wonderful colours too!

    And Bear is absolutely gorgeous!


    Di xx

  17. Fabulous Jane. What gorgeous stamps, a lovely win for you. Fabulous card and lovely details. Thanks so much for joining in the fun for our Valentine's challenge at Sweet Stampin'. We hope to see you back with us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  18. Hello Jane, Love all of these new goodies!! Happy and creative February. I bet Billy is happy to have "his" home back. Our son's birthday is in a few days. How the years fly.....
    Anne D.T. xx

  19. Hi Jane, your card is so great, and Bear is so cute ! thanks for playing with us at The Artistic Stamper's monthly challenge.

  20. What a lovely win, Jane...and you are already putting it to good use with that pretty card! Wishing you a very happy February!
    Helen xox

  21. Hello sweet Jane, sorry I have missed many of your posts on commenting but I have loved them all. Great happy mail, I can see you will be having lots of fun crafting!!! Love Bear, what a big guy! xoxoRobin

  22. Lovely card and cool colour combo. Also a great selection of stamps, lucky you :)

  23. What great new stash Jane and a pretty colourful card.
    Hugs, Julie x

  24. Wow, that's a happy mail day. Love your hot pink blooms. I like how they are tight in the frame. A great look. Hugz

  25. Wonderful work!!!
    Thank you so much for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  26. Wow Jane! What fabulous goodies, those stamps by Rubber Dance are beautiful and I love all your Wendy goodies. You really have used them beautifully, your card is so, so lovely.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xxx

  27. What a wonderful haul of happy mail, and so great to see it being put straight to use with that gorgeous card. I hadn't seen those botanical stamps before - great choice - and the camellia looks stunning on your card.
    Alison x

  28. Lovely card,plenty of bling.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Bring on the Bling' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  29. wow, lucky you, all those new craft goodies you won, congrats!

  30. WHAT a haul! Wow oh wow, what fun you're going to have and for quite a while! Beautiful card from your new goodies! <3

  31. What a lovely lot of new goodies to play with and you've made a great start with a beautiful card.


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